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The Most-Read Bible Study Articles of 2013 .


In 2013, we featured more Bible study articles, blog posts, and videos than ever before to help you dive into Scripture. So, what made the cut as the most-used resources? We’ll count them down:

Bible Study Articles

5. How God Uses Stress for Our Good and His Glory

Ever been to a football game at half time when the band forms words or pictures in the middle of the field? They look great from up in the stands. But have you thought about what they look like from the sidelines? Pointless, confusing, apparently meaningless. We see life from the sidelines. God sees it from the stands. As we gain perspective, we leave the sidelines and start working our way up.

4. What Is Heaven Like?

With that as background, I turn now to consider some of the most frequently-asked questions about heaven. But before I jump in, I should make one preliminary point. The only things we can know for certain about heaven are the things revealed in the Bible. Everything else is just speculation and hearsay. The Bible tells us everything we need to know and I believe it also tells us everything we can know for certain about heaven.

3. 10 Essential Truths about Christian Giving

Very often, people ask or wonder “what are the basic biblical principles for Christian giving?” As we seek God’s answer to that question and as we contemplate our own giving to the Lord’s church in response to the clear teaching of His Word, perhaps it would be wise and helpful to review those principles here.

2. Five Steps to Peace in a Really Bad Situation

We can see what God was up to in part, and we get a measure of peace from that. But how can we get peace if we’re headed into or in the midst of a crisis? God tells us how to do just that in Philippians 4:4.

1. Spiritual Warfare: Understanding the Battle

In warfare, battles are fought on different fronts, for different reasons, and with varying degrees of intensity. The same is true in spiritual warfare. Our spiritual battles are real, even though we cannot physically see the attacker. But, we can educate ourselves on how the battles are fought and how they impact our lives on a daily basis.

Blog Posts

5. Just Keep Sowing

What is the point of it all? Why should you keep investing yourself in a person when you are seeing zero fruit? Why should you keep working on a relationship that just doesn’t seem to be working?

4. Self-Deception

Have you ever noticed how many times and how many ways the Bible warns of being deceived? By clear admonition as well as by graphic example God repeatedly calls us to be on our guard against believing lies.

3. The Dangers of Prosperity

We often think of the unique challenges and opportunities that facing lack/need presents. In those situations we are faced with the choice of trusting God for provision, or grumbling as the Israelites in the wilderness did (cf. Exod 16–17). But less frequently recognized are the dangers that abundance/prosperity brings. There are at least four that come to mind…

2. Four Words That Change Every Situation

Have you ever had one of those, “Woah, wait a minute!” times when reading the Bible? You’re slowly meandering your way through a chapter, trying to clear your sleep-fogged head, when suddenly a verse jumps out and slaps you in the face. I had one of those moments this morning.

1. 5 Principles of Making Disciples and Enabling Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth of believers should be the goal of any church. We are to reach unbelievers and introduce them to Christ, but the end goal according to the command of Jesus is making disciples.

Videos

3. Why Does James 2:17 Tell Us that Faith Without Works Is Dead?

2. Jonah and the Whale: Real or Symbolic?

1. Who Was Melchizedek and What Is His Significance (Genesis 14:17-24; Hebrews 5:10, 7:1)?

We thank you again for making 2013 such a great year for studying God’s Word!

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To the Priest.


Thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of the land that the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket.-.-.-.-And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the Lord thy God.Deuteronomy 26:2, 4

People who believe they are putting “their” money in the offering want to maintain control over it. We cannot control something we do not possess in the first place. All we have belongs to Christ. We have received everything from Him, and we are simply stewards of what belongs to Him. Be generous with what the Master has given you.

When Abraham returned from battle, he met Melchizedek, king and priest of Salem. Abraham had never seen this man before, but when they met, Abraham said to him without hesitation, “Here is my tithe” (Hebrews 7:2). Abraham had no idea how this priest was going to use the funds. His only responsibility was to obey the command of God to bring the firstfruits to the priest.

The Word says to “set your offering down” before the Lord. It doesn’t say to set it down and still try to hold on to it. Let it go into the kingdom of God.

When we obey the windows of heaven are opened wide to release God’s abundant blessing!

Jesus, teach me how to be a cheerful giver. Help me release
what does not belong to me so that the kingdom of God can
be advanced according to Your will. Amen.

By ROD PARSLEY.

Spoils of Victory.


To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace. —Hebrews 7:2

Abraham had just come from defeating four kings when he brought Melchizedek, king of Salem, the spoils of his victory. Offerings given from the spoils of victory say, “Our enemies came, we conquered them; and here is our proof of victory.”

Fear and greed are two of the greatest obstacles to claiming our spiritual possessions. God can’t bless us when greed and fear have overtaken us. But if we drive fear and greed from our hearts, we can enjoy the bounty of the kingdom! God is not going to put blessings into our possession for them to be turned over to the devil.

He who brings the spoil of the battle to the Father will be given even more. But to he who has no spoil, even what he has will be taken away. (Matthew 12:12).

Consider this: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37). Already you are a victor over sin and death in Christ Jesus. The spoils of battle—eternal life—is yours. So, bring your tithes and offerings to God with an open hand, rejoicing in your victory!

Lord, I rejoice that You have won the victory over sin and death and defeated Satan. I give You my all. I rejoice in Your victory, and I will live without fear or greed. Amen.

By ROD PARSLEY.

To the Priest.


Thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of the land that the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket.-.-.-.-And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the Lord thy God. Deuteronomy 26:2, 4

People who believe they are putting “their” money in the offering want to maintain control over it.

We cannot control something we do not possess in the first place.

All we have belongs to Christ.

We have received everything from Him, and we are simply stewards of what belongs to Him.

Be generous with what the Master has given you.

When Abraham returned from battle, he met Melchizedek, king and priest of Salem.

Abraham had never seen this man before, but when they met, Abraham said to him without hesitation, “Here is my tithe” (Hebrews 7:2). Abraham had no idea how this priest was going to use the funds.

His only responsibility was to obey the command of God to bring the firstfruits to the priest.

The Word says to “set your offering down” before the Lord.

It doesn’t say to set it down and still try to hold on to it.

Let it go into the kingdom of God.

When we obey the windows of heaven are opened wide to release God’s abundant blessing!

Jesus, teach me how to be a cheerful giver.

Help me release what does not belong to me so that the kingdom of God can be advanced according to Your will. Amen.

By ROD PARSLEY.

Spoils of Victory.


To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace. Hebrews 7:2

Abraham had just come from defeating four kings when he brought Melchizedek, king of Salem, the spoils of his victory.

Offerings given from the spoils of victory say, “Our enemies came, we conquered them; and here is our proof of victory.”

Fear and greed are two of the greatest obstacles to claiming our spiritual possessions.

God can’t bless us when greed and fear have overtaken us.

But if we drive fear and greed from our hearts, we can enjoy the bounty of the kingdom!

God is not going to put blessings into our possession for them to be turned over to the devil.

He who brings the spoil of the battle to the Father will be given even more.

But to he who has no spoil, even what he has will be taken away. (Matthew 12:12).

Consider this: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).

Already you are a victor over sin and death in Christ Jesus.

The spoils of battle—eternal life—is yours.

So, bring your tithes and offerings to God with an open hand, rejoicing in your victory!

Lord, I rejoice that You have won the victory over sin and death and defeated Satan.

I give You my all.

I rejoice in Your victory, and I will live without fear or greed. Amen.

By ROD PARSLEY.

To the Priest.


Thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of the land that the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket.-.-.-.-And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the Lord thy God. Deuteronomy 26:2, 4

People who believe they are putting “their” money in the offering want to maintain control over it.

We cannot control something we do not possess in the first place. All we have belongs to Christ. We have received everything from Him, and we are simply stewards of what belongs to Him.

Be generous with what the Master has given you.

When Abraham returned from battle, he met Melchizedek, king and priest of Salem. Abraham had never seen this man before, but when they met, Abraham said to him without hesitation, “Here is my tithe” (Hebrews 7:2).

Abraham had no idea how this priest was going to use the funds. His only responsibility was to obey the command of God to bring the firstfruits to the priest.

The Word says to “set your offering down” before the Lord. It doesn’t say to set it down and still try to hold on to it. Let it go into the kingdom of God.

When we obey the windows of heaven are opened wide to release God’s abundant blessing!

Jesus, teach me how to be a cheerful giver.

Help me release what does not belong to me so that the kingdom of God can be advanced according to Your will. Amen.

By ROD PARSLEY.

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